CGH Global is accepting resumes for the position of Fire Chief at multiple locations in support of NASA operations, locations include but are not limited to: Kennedy Space Center, Ames Research Center (ARC), Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), Johnson Space Center (JSC), KSC, and Stennis Space Center (SSC).
The Fire Chief is primarily responsible for all aspects of the fire and emergency services department and will serve as an onsite management responsible for day-to-day operations of Fire and Emergency Response activities at the respective assignment location. Additionally, this senior executive should also be an outward facing leader and critical thinker with a broad knowledge of Emergency Management and related disciplines.
The Fire Chief will establish and maintain policies and procedures, provide direction, delegate duties and responsibilities, and ensure staff manage their assignments effectively. The Fire Chief is responsible for exercising leadership, maintaining high morale, supervising officers and firefighters at an emergency scene and training, and equipping them for their duties. This position is responsible to ensure a harmonious environment and must take an active role to coach/counsel subordinate employees as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Represent and act on behalf of the Program Manager during his/her absence, synchronize and coordinate intra department support.
Required to follow all company personnel and safety policies and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.
Responsible for protection of life and property and the direction and control of fire and rescue crews in the performance of routine and emergency work assignments.
Oversees the continued development of current and future fire department programs, while maintaining the high standards of preparedness and effectiveness required by the prescribed location.
- Receives budget information from subordinate supervisory personnel and prepares departmental budget estimates and projected capital expenditures as required.
- Prepares reports to the Program Manager summarizing departmental activities and status.
- Assigns fire department personnel, organizes, and directs work, communicates performance standards and safety regulations, monitors activities, evaluates performance and develops recommendations for personnel and/or departmental changes to meet all contractual requirements.
- Interprets company policy and administers accordingly.
- Represents the assigned NASA location at local, state and national gatherings.
- Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintains specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.
- Maintains open lines of communication with subordinate supervisors regarding activities within their area of responsibility.
- Develops, maintains and enforces departmental policies and standard operating procedures.
- Must professionally interface with the customer and other contractors as necessary.
- Must review and evaluate job performance of subordinates as well as assess response crews for efficiency and effectiveness.
- Possesses extensive knowledge about motor vehicle laws and regulations of the State of Florida regarding emergency vehicular responsibilities.
- Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
- This position directly supervises other senior staff members and indirectly supervises their subordinates.
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
- Must possess a TS Clearance.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred) or eight (8) years’ experience in fire operations and management. Equivalent education/experience is applicable.
- Must have a thorough knowledge of the technical field of fire science
- Must have understanding Public Administration and Human Resources.
- Requires a complete understanding of NASA policies and procedures.
- IFSAC Fire Officer IV, or Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System Fire Officer IV, or Florida State Fire Officer IV.
- National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer.
- IFSAC or Proboard Fire Instructor II.
- IFSAC or Proboard Fire Inspector II.
- NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, IS-800.
- Must possess IFSAC or Florida State or Pro Board Firefighter II certification.
- Must possess IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer IV certification.
- Must possess IFSAC ARFF Firefighter, or Pro Board ARFF Firefighter.
- Must meet all standards as required by Statement of Work.
- Honorably discharged from the Armed Services (If Applicable)
- Successfully completed all training and have obtained all required licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the site.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must possess thorough knowledge of firefighting strategies and tactics.
- Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician certification is preferred.
- Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.
- Must have the ability to successfully complete or already possess the required NFPA, NASA, DOD, and other applicable requirements and certification as prescribed by the USG SOW.
- Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
- Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture.
- Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability.
- Must be able to meet and maintain NASA Physical Certifications.
- Must be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations.
- Must be able to meet drug testing and alcohol-free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing.
- Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.
- Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.
- Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.
- Must speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material.
- Must meet the physical demands of fire and emergency services operations to include regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
- The employee will be required to adjust to a controlled environment during normal daily activities to the extremely hot and possibly cold environments associated with emergency services duties with little or no notice.
- During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.